Support

Our work ensuring justice and inclusion for immigrants towards a more equitable New Jersey has not been easy, especially in the current political arena. We are grateful for your support and want you to know where it goes. Wind of the Spirit is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  It is eligible to receive contributions, deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.

You can make a one-time donation or start a recurring donation here. Become a sustaining member with only $10 per month!

We are proud to recount a few of our most significant accomplishments of 2018:

Organizing & Advocacy:

  • Organized and pushed for implementation of Fair and Welcoming community policies, which paved the way for the “Immigrant Trust Directive” issued by New Jersey’s Attorney General.
  • Organized and pushed for the passing of legislation that promotes equality by expanding access to state financial aid to New Jersey’s undocumented students. This will allow youth to pursue higher education.
  • Wind of the Spirit members played an instrumental part in changing the political landscape in Federal Districts 7 and 11 through community education.
  • Continuing the efforts to pass Drivers Licenses For All in New Jersey.

Education:

  • Trained 1,600 workers in Health and Safety over 35,000 hours of training in OSHAs 10 & 30, infectious diseases, and/or cancer-free economy trainings.
  • More than 1,000 people participated in our “No Human Being Is Illegal” workshops building bridges between immigrants and non-immigrants.
  • Over 1,200 immigrants and allies participated in the Know your Rights Workshops getting informed about their rights and responsibilities.

Immigration access:

  • Represented 150 new immigration cases in 2018 through our Department of Justice-certified legal services program.
  • Gave legal advice to over 265 low-income people.

Campaigns:

  • $15 minimum wage
  • Census 2020
  • Driver’s Licenses for All
  • Sanctuary State
  • TPS

YouthLeD (Youth Leadership Development)

  • YouthLeD celebrated its 4th year preparing the present youth peace promoters and planting the seeds for future peace and social justice leaders
  • 25 + youth participated in 2018’s summer youth camp.
  • 10 leadership gatherings
  • Youth Co-Facilitated AVP workshops at the Edna Mahan Correctional facility for Women.
  • A YouthLed delegation participated in the annual AVP gathering in Indiana, being the only AVP youth facilitators in the country to attend.  
  • YouthLeD members participated in WotS campaigns and solidarity actions, developing civic engagement skills. 

Solidarity Actions:

  • ‘March for our Lives: Road to Change’ Parkland students’ bus tour stop in Morristown.
  • Climate March
  • Families Belong Together
  • March for Our Lives
  • NJ Women’s March
  • Poor Peoples Campaign
  • Voting Registration
  • Participated in several vigils for Pittsburgh and helped to organize the Morristown vigil.
  • We were present in Houston, Puerto Rico, and North Carolina after the hurricanes helping workers and communities affected by the climate disaster. 

Your support has been very important for the work we are doing to promote quality of life for immigrants on local, state, and national levels. We are fighting against hate in a nonviolent resistance. We are working towards inclusion, understanding, equality, and to build resiliency in our communities to face the reality of that hate that has been part of our struggle since the beginning of our existence as an organization. As Booker T. Washington said, “I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him”. We declare that “We will permit no man to narrow and degrade OUR soul by making US hate them”.

Thank you again for your solidarity. We will be continuing our struggles for a better world working from the bottom up here in Morris County. Please continue to our donation page here to make a one-time contribution or start a recurring one.